The Moral Bucket List
April 11, 2015
About once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light… They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued.
Beck On Healing Through Music, The Deep Art Of Pop And His New Album, ‘Colors’
November 9, 2017
the greatest artists — their music is filled with that kind of… you can call it love, or you can call it warmth, or just this intangible quality that just makes you feel better.”
UK singer Pixie Lott reads this classic tale and discovers that sometimes slow and steady wins the race.
April 3, 2017
The limits of nudging
A look at the Behavioural Insights Team’s latest report
Jul 24th 2015
Sending personal text messages helps to nudge people to remain in public programmes, such as literacy or numeracy programmes for young adults.
But as wonderful as the initial results are, the concern is that while such programmes initially work when a change acts as a reminder, once people become used to the new order they will stop paying attention to them and continue as before.
Relationships between poverty and psychopathology: a natural experiment.
JAMA. 2003 Oct 15;290(15):2023-9.
Costello EJ, et al.
Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC.
CONTEXT: Social causation (adversity and stress) vs social selection (downward mobility from familial liability to mental illness) are competing theories about the origins of mental illness.
A living wage
APA Monitor on Psychology. April 2016, Vol 47, No. 4